And just like that, the creepiest day of the year ends October. I don’t know where the year has gone, but here’s how we celebrated all things spooky and fantastical before all the lovely winter holidays take over. 🙂
I was a roller derby girl. After having so much fun at the double header derby event, my friend and I knew it’d be our Halloween characters this year (Hi Amanda!).
Doesn’t she look awesome?! She added all those fake tattoos, hahahaha, I loved it. She said she had black and red, so I was excited to find sparkly black nail polish and a kid’s helmet (with skull art!) on clearance for $4 at Target. I used those as my jump-off point to build around.
Five hours of last-minute store jumping and $45 later, I had a sparkly red lips t-shirt, red fishnet tights, knee and elbow pads, running shorts, black hair coloring and a grease-paint star to complete the look. Since most store put-together costumes are easily $40 or more, I felt pretty good. I thought it was more authentic and I can actually use the nail polish, t-shirt and running shorts for regular life. The other stuff will be handy for future Halloweens or if I ever take up skateboarding.
I like the black nail polish and star a little too much. I’m considering throwing it on just to go grocery shopping and stuff. 🙂
Jeremy was Mr. Incredible. One suit (muscles included), a wig and a mask to protect his true identity and he was ready in 15 minutes.
We went to a local church’s pumpkin patch that we’ve gone to for the past couple years. They have a million to choose from:
We picked a perfectly imperfect large and round pumpkin that called to us. I think it was the creepy and twisty stem. Gotta have a good stem!
Our process is that I draw and then roast the pumpkin seeds while Jeremy carves.
OK, we also goof off out of excitement as shown by this outtake (it seriously took me 5 or more times to get him to just stand and smile with the pumpkin).
We decided to do a headless horseman. Here’s my beginning:
Can you even tell what it should look like? Haha, neither could Jeremy or my Mom.
So, does this give you a better idea?
Then it was Jeremy’s turn. And luckily, he’s as intense as I am about this pumpkin business, lol.
He spent a good long time in some of the tiny spaces and using the Dremel to shave where the knife wouldn’t fit.
And when night came…
For the pumpkin seeds, I separated them into two batches. In two bowls, I melted just enough butter to coat about a cup of seeds each. In one bowl, I mixed in sweet and the other I mixed in savory.
Last year, I made “trapped soul punch” and this year, I decided to make cupcakes. I was inspired by two sources (Dexter cupcakes from The Avid Appetite and Wilton sugar knives that I couldn’t resist in Micheal’s craft store) to take these…
And, just so happened to be going to two parties so it worked out to do them both.
I also couldn’t help buying skull ice cube trays at the Dollar Store.
So, whoever you are today, I hope you have a happy and scary safe night!